Thanks Lashiec. I somehow missed that thread. Looked into this further and I must say I could never trust these companies EVER (sorry had to use the Caps Lock
If you install ZA Free, you are presented with a a pre-checked option to install ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker.
You would click next, expecting an extra security feature, would'nt you? But look what you get when you launch your browser
the Ask Toolbar! ZA is tricking users to install the Ask Toolbar.
As for Comodo, the Ask Toolbar is being installed under the guise of the Comodo SafeSurf toolbar. Worse, if you do an upgrade, you won't even have the opt-in option presented to you.